Abstract

"A bone found in the peat near King's Lynn, Norfolk, has been identified as belonging to a pelican. This is the fifth fossil record from east Anglia but it is the first to be accurately dated, and it can be correlated with Godwin's pollen zone VII-VIII (Iron Age). Other fossil pelican bones from east Anglia and Somerset are identified as those of the Dalmatian pelican rather than the white pelican which now visits parts of north-west Europe."

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